Welcome to SP!  -

Mount LeConte Climber's Log

Sort By:

[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 1-20 of 94 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT » 

PaulHowlandMt. LeConte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2017


Overnight hike to the top of Mount LeConte via the Boulevard trail was a success despite stormy weather. We descended down the Alum Cave trail which was great.
Posted Mar 9, 2017 12:42 pm

JkellsAbsolutely beautiful hike   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2016


In my opinion, this was the perfect time of the year to summit LeConte. Being our first time up the mountain and with not a ton of daylight this time of the year we decided to take the Alum Cave Trail just up and back. At the level of the trailhead there was about a foot of snow on the ground but the trail was nice and packed down and the snow gradually got thicker up to the summit where there was about 2 feet but still a very packed down trail. The best part is although there was lots of snow out it was 65 degrees and completely sunny without a single cloud in the air. The extra 0.2 miles to Myrtle Point is so worth it as it leads to a BEAUTIFUL little rocky peak with 360 views. We spent an entire hour and a half up there. Awesome Mountain!
Posted Mar 23, 2016 9:16 pm

TonyNSAlum Cave Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2016


Great day on the trail. Snow and ice made it a lot of fun.
Posted Jan 25, 2016 5:21 pm

indianabobUnbelievable November Weather
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2015


Climbed via the Alum Cave Bluff Trail at the start of a three day trip. Temperatures in the low fifties, sunny and virtually no wind. A little ice up high, but otherwise no obstacles.
Posted Nov 30, 2015 9:42 pm

corsairHot one!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


climbed via the Alum Cave Trail on a 95 degree Memorial Day weekend with Zach and Frankie Kneecaps. Whew, that last climb up was sweaty!
Posted Aug 29, 2015 3:41 pm

eric-grizVia Rainbow Falls Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2014


My third time up Mount LeConte. It was a beautiful day of warm temps and sunshine. The summit area has to be my favorite spot in all of Tennessee!
Posted Oct 28, 2014 8:18 pm

technicolorNHRainbow Falls Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014


Three hours and ten minutes up, two hours and forty five minutes down. For an eastern mountain it was a hard core climb.
Posted Aug 27, 2014 6:55 am

ChinigoTraverse of LeConte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2014


Went up via Rainbow Falls (nice!) and down via Alum Cave. Made sure to tag the summit as a side trip.
Posted Jul 17, 2014 12:46 am

eric-grizVia AT and Boulevard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2014


An icy hike from Newfound Gap. The summit cairn is actually shorter than it was when I last visited. Had the place all to myself!
Posted Feb 10, 2014 10:44 am

DrewWilkersonLeConte  Sucess!


Last year with Jessie. Kept hoping to get above the clouds, but never did.
Posted Jan 15, 2014 5:49 pm

Kevintheclimbernot bad   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2012


not bad.
Posted Dec 31, 2013 5:35 pm

WhiteInVermontBagged it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013


Alum Cave Bluff Trail.
Posted Nov 23, 2013 9:18 am

WoodswalkerMount LeConte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007


Took the Alum Cave Bluff Trail.
Posted Oct 30, 2013 1:15 am

JRaphaelsonRoute: Alum Cave  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2013


Hiked in fog until descent. Trail was wet but we managed in trail runners. Couldn't believe the foot traffic going back down.
Posted May 24, 2013 8:44 pm

eliotjgCoolest hike in the South


Climbed with family in 2010. It's got a lot going for it for a Southern mountain, and I think that Cliff Tops has the most stunning view in the park. I'm glad there's not a road to the top.
Posted Apr 4, 2013 11:59 pm

cwharringtonlawPost Hurricane Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2012
First hike with my fiance after proposing the day before in Asheville. Took Alum Cave Trail after a hurricane rolled through and dumped snow on the upper half of the mountain. Weather was solid for the hike and the snow made things a little more interesting than they would have otherwise been.
Posted Mar 15, 2013 10:37 am

THalkyAlum Caves  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2012


This was one of my first real hikes. Great day, met a lot of fun people along the way. From the peak it's worth going out to the two endpoints, adds a mile or so, but not a lot of gain and great views over the actual peak.
Posted Jan 28, 2013 1:28 pm

Jimmy RiversGreat peak, Alum Trail!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Jimmy Rivers

I love Mt Leconte. It's the real fun peak to hike in the Nat'l Park. Though it can be crowded, i've hiked it using a couple different trails. This day we took the popular Alum Trail. Great weather again, i'll never complain when in the Smokies....
Posted Jan 4, 2013 4:15 pm

mickmeisterGreat Training Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012


LeConte is an awesome mountain for training for other climbs. I used it to training for Kilimanjaro and for the rockies. I climbed the Rainbow Falls trail on LeConte 5 straight days on the second week of July as my final test for Kilimanjaro.
Posted Dec 25, 2012 12:22 am

omegaxxAlum Cave Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009


The rhododendrons along the way were incredible. It was like hiking in an aerial garden.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 1:22 pm

Viewing: 1-20 of 94 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT » 
[ Return to 'Mount LeConte' main page ]